How many different makes of van

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  1. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Have you owned since you started motorhoming.

    Please dont include the Marina van you uesd to sleep in going fishing but how many different TYPES of motrohome have you had?

    should of made it a poll but forgot how:Doh:
     
  2. New Rover

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    Am on my first!
     
  3. Geo

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    Vw Type 2 self build
    Vw Type 2 Danbury Conversion
    Vw Type 2 Unknown Converter
    Lynton caravan
    Adria Caravan
    Baily Senator twin axle
    Transit Race Support workshop/camper self build
    Swift Kontiki
    Coachmen Mirada RV
    Damon chalenger RV
    No Bloody wonder were skint!!! thats were it went:Eeek::Eeek:
    Have you noticed there getting bigger and bigger, Cant wait for the next one:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
  4. Kon tiki

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    Had a couple of vans before these but never really fully converted so I haven't included them.

    VW Type2
    VW Vanagon Westfailia
    Swift Kontiki 600
    Renault Trafic (home built)
    Frankia I740 SD-VS
    Renault Master SWB (another home built but definitley the last time)
    Adria Izola S687SPG
     
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    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

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    1965 mini van with a matress
    1968 Volksvagen, Split screen Devon I think
    1972 dodge transporter, home conversion
    1970 Bluebird Highwayman
    1980?morris transporter home conversion
    1970's Bedford dormobile.
    1971 Ford FG360 walking wounded ambulance conversion
    1972 Ford 350FG Dormobile conversion
    1971 Ford transit CI
    1990 LDV 400 home conversion
    1981 Merc 508d Newlander (Coachbuilt.)

    far too many and too much work, still got the last three. now looking forward to at least one more, a much newer trouble free, (is there such a thing) some time, roll on that lottery win.
     
  7. JayDee

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    Things I have slept in...

    ...other than ships and houses:

    lots of different tents with the Scouts
    my Dad's frame tent
    then I met the future Mrs A and we bought a cheap pup tent and an expensive extended flysheet :smalllove::hug::man_in_love:
    a frame tent
    an Erka trailer tent
    a Dandy Destiny
    a Dandy Designer :)Sad:should have kept the Destiny)
    an Abbey County Oxford (water ingress 2 years running:Eek!: so traded it for...)
    a Fleetwood Colchester (caravan not ARV)
    an Eldiss Autostratus CK (on a Boxer 2.5TD 1996)
    an Autosleeper Amethyst (on a Transit 2.5TD 1997)
    a Dethleffs Advantage A Class on a Ducato 2.8JTD 2006)

    As Geo said - that explains the state of my savings account :RollEyes:

    John
     
  8. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    three........

    2004 CI Carrioca 10

    1999 Swift Kontiki 640L

    and the current van 2001 Swift Kontiki 640L


    Oh.....and a 26ft Hobby caravan and a 24ft coachman amara caravan (as advertised for sale here in classifieds:Wink:)
     
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    Frame tent (1 night!)
    12ft abbey caravan
    American caravan with no brakes!
    Winnebago Itasca c class 21ft
    Foretravel 33ft pusher
    Dodge Dayvan + Award Caravan
    Senator Wyoming twin axle caravan
    Winnebago Rialta VW 22ft
    27ft canal cruiser
    Mazda Bongo +Swift Corniche 15ft caravan
    Mirage 6000 Aire

    Dave:thumb:
     
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    peugeot boxer:Smile:
     
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    3 in four years.
    1998 Mazda bongo with full conversion four wheel drive
    2005 Auto sleepers Gatcolmbe VW coach built
    2008 Fiat Trigano Tribute 650.

    Harley Davidson Road King Trike with tear drop caravan.
    Ace pioneer 5 berth caravan
    2 berth caravan ( forgot the make)
    Dandy trailer tent.
    upteen tents.

    John.
     
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    Well had a Bedford CF with a Perkins 4154 in it home converted panel van

    First RV V8 petrol Pace Arrow 27'

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    6.2 V8 Diesel Fleetwood Pace Arrow 27'

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    Another 6.2 V8 Diesel Fleetwood Pace Arrow 27'

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    A 6.5 V8 Turbo Diesel Thor Pinacle 30

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    6.5 Turbo Diesel Tiffin Allegro

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    8.3 Cummins Turbo Monaco Windsor

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    Regards Pat
     
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  14. runrig

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    How many vans?

    Hi

    Folding camper
    Highwayman motorhome
    Landliner motorhome
    Bessacarr 760 motorhome
    Dutchmen Dorado - definitely the last one
    we are pink lint, stonely broke.
    :RollEyes: :cry:
     
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    I forgot one, we spent 6 months over one winter fulltiming in a 7.5 ton converted furniture lorry.
     
  16. bigbaz

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    FOUR (one every year)

    Euromobil Activa 770 HS
    Geist Phantom RL
    Geist Phantom RB
    Swift Kon-Tiki 669
     
  17. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Can I ask, Why a new one every year? was there a problem finding your perfect layout, or was it six lucky numbers:BigGrin:
     
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    The 3 reasons on the 1st 3 vans were as follows:-

    First of all i passed my test in an automatic car so i couldn't drive any vehicle with a
    manual gearbox.
    The layout was o.k on the Euromobil but because it was on a Fiat i had to have an
    Auto-clutch fitted by Vehvac so that i could drive it legally.but i couldn't get used to
    changing the gears as i had never had to do it.So after 9 months i got fed up with it
    & decided to get a motorhome with a Autd-box.

    I then swapped it for a Mercedes based Geist Phantom RL great van 30mpg but as the missus is disabled & was getting worse on her legs we decided to get a mobility scooter
    so we needed a motorhome with enough storage space to hold the scooter so we
    decided on the new silver Mercedes Geist which had a good rear locker to keep one
    half of the scooter in & the rest was put under the bed.

    The reason i changed to my present van is that the Fiat chassis is far superior than the
    Merc chassis in stability & when Fiat eventually bought out a Auto box i picked the Swift
    Kon-tiki 669 & ordered it.So far it's been a good choice.
    But i have had my eye on the Regency by Elite B.
     
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    VW home conversion with High top
    Robin trailer
    Sherpa autohome highwayman
    Toyota van conversion
    Fiat coachbuilt - name escapes me but the one with the red rabbit on it
    Another trailer caravan 6berth, weighed a ton
    Fiat autostratus
    Ford transit coachbuilt - forgotton converter
    Kon-Tiki 650
    Autohomes Camelot
    Another trailer
    Dethleffs A Class (Fiat)
    Rapido A class (Mercedes)
    Can't afford another one for years and years however I haven't seen any I prefer to the Rapido.:thumb:
     
  20. Castaway

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    Didn't start Motorhoming until 2002 but the whole lot amounts to:-

    1979 Sprite Alpine caravan
    1992 Compass Reflection 430 Merit
    1995 Compass Connoisseur 440/4
    1999 Compass Rallye GTE 5.0 -4
    2002 Compass Rallye 524
    2005 Compass Classique 300
    2006 Compass Castaway 500 LL

    Funnily enough, we've been members of the Compass Owner's Club since 1992!
    And I wonder why I never have any money!
     
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